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Near Lewiston in Montmorency County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Camp Lunden

 
 
Camp Lunden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 7, 2010
1. Camp Lunden Marker
Inscription.  In June 1933 two hundred unmarried, able-bodied men between the ages of seventeen and twenty-three, members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, set up camp on Hunt Creek. Soon after, they relocated to this site, which they named Camp Lunden. In 1936 forty men training to be draftsmen and civil engineers arrived. In their spare time they landscaped an earthern scale model of the state of Michigan in front of their barracks. The dug out lakes--Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and St. Clair--were fed by an artesian well and stocked with fish.
 
Erected 1994 by Bureau of Michigan History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0647.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Michigan Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 44° 53.037′ N, 84° 10.731′ W.
Camp Lunden Marker and Great Lakes image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 7, 2010
2. Camp Lunden Marker and Great Lakes
Marker is near Lewiston, Michigan, in Montmorency County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 612 and Fish Lab Road, on the left when traveling east on County Route 612. This marker can be found approx. 6.25 miles east of Lewiston. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11018 County Road 612, Lewiston MI 49756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Congregational United Church of Christ (approx. 6.2 miles away); Angusdale Stock Farm (approx. 8.4 miles away); Big Rock (approx. 8.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Google Maps. Check out the aerial view on Google Maps. (Submitted on September 16, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Close-up of Michigan Surrounded by Dug-out Great Lakes image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 7, 2010
3. Close-up of Michigan Surrounded by Dug-out Great Lakes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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